Part 3

Chapter Contents

Part 1

[Introduction] [Projects] [Interpersonal] [Informational] [Pedagogical]
[Research] [Professional] [Navigational] [Conclusion]


Medieval Britain

Again, the Web offers a host of sites for students and teachers seeking background information relating to life in the Middle Ages. These include: King Arthur: History and Legend, , The Camelot Project , The Magna Carta, The English Medieval Castle (From the history section of Britannia Internet Online Magazine), British Warrior Kings and Princes 1066 to 1422 (from the British Heritage site) , Secrets of the Norman Invasion , Laws of William the Conqueror , Delights of Life in 15th Century England , , Plumbing in Medieval England , The Battle of Hastings , England's King Edward I, The Norman Kings of England, Regia Anglorum - Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Norman and British Living History 950-1066AD, Food in England since 1066, The Bayeux Tapestry and Some Important Events in the Fourteenth Century (including illustrations from a fifteenth-century manuscript of the chronicle of Jean Froissart).

Medieval Europe

There are a number of sites which deal with life in the Middle Ages in general. These include Medieval Domestic Life, Guilds, and Religion (secondary hypertexts from students at Millersville University including The Unicorn Tapestries ), Medieval Astronomy and astrology, Medieval/Renaissance Food Page, , Dining in State: Eating In The Middle Ages, , Marriage in the Middle Ages, Medieval Costumes , Christmas in Medieval France ,A Medieval Price List, , Famine in the Middle Ages, Plague and Public Health in Europe , Life in a Medieval Castle , The Legacy of the Horse 600-1630, Medieval Literature, Medieval Attitudes toward Literature, Maulbronn Abbey (slow link), Gothic Painting (1280-1515) , Medieval Architecture in France, Philip Augustus' Paris, the History of Witchcraft, The Age of Charles V, and Maps of the 100 Years War. Feudal Terms. The Online Medieval and Classical Library , Medieval Manuscripts (51 manuscript leaves from the Cary Library Digital Image Base), as The Avignon Papacy , and information on the Inquisition and Monasticism. Abby Stoner has published a lengthy article on The Medieval Beguine Movement and students from Georgetown University have researched Web Resources on Medieval Women.

Medieval Personalities

Skip Knox has provided an informative set of lecture notes on The Papacy, Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, The First Crusade, and The Black Death for his History 101 class. There are a number of on-line biographies of Charlemagne , Justinian , St Benedict , Order of St Benedictine , Pope Gregory I, Thomas Aquinas , St. Augustine of Canterbury and Life, Death and Miracles of Saint Jerome.

The Crusades

Professor Hyams at Cornell University has published a contemporary Account of the Battle of Hattin in 1187 from his course on The Crusades. Other resources related to this period include: Lyn Reese's profiles of Female Heroes from the Time of the Crusades (from the site Women in the World History Curriculum) , the Byzantine Empire and the Crusades , a copy of a 15th-century manuscript 'The Crusaders Besieging Jerusalem in 1099' . and The Knights Templar Preceptory Portcullis in Finland (a repository of varied information on the Knights Templar and other knightly matters of the period). For a list of topics see the Quick Tour page.


Teachers interested in finding a good index of internet resources related to the period should check out Paul Halsall's stunning collection of Medieval Web Links (the most complete we have discovered to date). Other Web sites which specialize in on-line resources on the Middle Ages are The Labyrinth, , DScriptorium,and Tony Belmonte's Historical Atlas of the Middle Ages (broken link).

Paul Halsall at Fordham University is in the process of developing an Internet Medieval Source Book (a collection of public domain and copy-permitted texts related to medieval and Byzantine history) specifically designed for teachers to use to complement and supplement traditional textbooks. Halsall's extensive library forms part of a collaborative initiative entitled ORB (On-Line Reference Book for Medieval Studies).

There are also a series of lecture notes from a course on Western Europe in the Middle Ages from University of Kansas.

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